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[Amazon Canada] Intel i7-8700 $399.99

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[Amazon Canada] Intel i7-8700 $399.99

I'm about to put a system together and have been watching the i7-8700 for a few weeks. Seems to have been at $440 for some time, just noticed today it went to $400. I would not want to go for the 8700K without an after market cooler on it, so going with the lower powered 8700 seemed like a good idea if you wish to stick with the stock fan.

Been almost 10 years since my last build, so it's time to rebuild Black Mesa.
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Ebates says 5% today for amazon, but I don't know if that applies to CPUs for not. If so that another $20 off.
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GlenLalonde wrote:
Apr 23rd, 2019 7:19 pm
Ebates says 5% today for amazon, but I don't know if that applies to CPUs for not. If so that another $20 off.
It doesn't.

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Not a great price.... Get the K and you won't need to upgrade down the line...
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what i am saying is, IF you want this processor, then this is a good price. it’s not a debate about the 8700 vs 8700k or some AMD chip.
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If you go 10 years between builds, I would go with something more future proof. Ive had 6 cores and 12 threads for the past 5 years, still works fine today, but id say shes only got another year or two in er before the bottlenecks show. 8700 is no slouch, but without overclocking you'll be bottle necked within 3 years I bet. Id try and go up level if you are trying to squeeze another 10ish years out of er. Everything is going core count crazy, so programs will be written to take advantage of that. Next gen Ryzen is just around the corner, even if you dont want AMD, id still wait and see what they pull out of the hat. Will drive prices down on older tech.
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GlenLalonde wrote:
Apr 23rd, 2019 7:11 pm
I'm about to put a system together and have been watching the i7-8700 for a few weeks. Seems to have been at $440 for some time, just noticed today it went to $400. I would not want to go for the 8700K without an after market cooler on it, so going with the lower powered 8700 seemed like a good idea if you wish to stick with the stock fan.

Been almost 10 years since my last build, so it's time to rebuild Black Mesa.
highly suggest you wait a couple months if you can for these
https://www.forbes.com/sites/antonyleat ... 66b5442bba
this will force intel to release something competitive as well, but it seems like they've hit a bump
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$400? Not saying this isn't a good deal for the 8700 specifically, but damn, a 2700x can be had for less money and is way more CPU. I just can't believe what people are still paying for Intel CPUs. This would have to be $400 for a 9700k for me to bite personally.
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ryanaz wrote:
Apr 24th, 2019 12:07 am
$400? Not saying this isn't a good deal for the 8700 specifically, but damn, a 2700x can be had for less money and is way more CPU. I just can't believe what people are still paying for Intel CPUs. This would have to be $400 for a 9700k for me to bite personally.
https://cpu.userbenchmark.com/Compare/I ... 4030vs3958

9700k has 20% better core speed performance
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GlenLalonde wrote:
Apr 23rd, 2019 7:11 pm
I'm about to put a system together and have been watching the i7-8700 for a few weeks. Seems to have been at $440 for some time, just noticed today it went to $400. I would not want to go for the 8700K without an after market cooler on it, so going with the lower powered 8700 seemed like a good idea if you wish to stick with the stock fan.

Been almost 10 years since my last build, so it's time to rebuild Black Mesa.
You need to do a lot more research before you build. Your post demonstrates you have no idea what valuations are like.

Unless you just want to slap together a build regardless of money, performance or compatibility.
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